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Re: “Alison Bechdel to Be Next Vermont Cartoonist Laureate

We will miss Ed Koren but Alison is definitely a dyke to watch out for! No one could deserve the honor more!

Posted by Barbara Alsop on 03/29/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “A Wife Vows to Fight Her Husband's Deportation

Just love to see the compassion coming from people like wahrhelt, don't you? The immediate assumption that something fishy is going on here, and that a person presumed innocent is actually guilty? We've come a long way from the birth of this nation, when the ideals of our forefathers were the reason for our existence.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 03/24/2017 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Vermont Inmate No. 144711 Is a 90-Year-Old Veteran

This story does not bode well for an aging baby boomer generation. When dementia strikes, we may all be aggressive and agitated, and the zombie apocalypse will be upon us with wandering dementia patients with nowhere to go. This is an allegedly progressive state. Can't we do better? And why should his claimed behavior decades ago with his children change our current obligation to care for our elderly and infirm?

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 03/24/2017 at 2:24 PM

Re: “‘Montpelier Needs to Hear Your Voice,’ Scott Tells Voters

Thew people in Montpelier were voted in,, the same way Scott was. They don't have to toe his line any more than they have to do what their constituents told them they were against. If you don't like what your rep or senator is doing, let them know, for sure. But don't say they aren't listening when they oppose Scott's plan to take over local funding of their schools. The towns have the right to enter into contracts with their employees, and they must fund those contracts. Scott is playing petty politics with our property taxes and local control.

He's not there yet, but it appears he's trying to emulate our president.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 03/16/2017 at 11:50 PM

Re: “House Leaders Accuse Gov. Scott of ‘Shirking Responsibilities’

Excuse me to all the commentators here, but what part about local taxes don't you understand? What Scott is trying to do is to take local control away from towns on education issues, abrogate contracts duly entered into by towns and their employees, and run roughshod over the principle of local school boards as if he's Trump trying to take over the world. To me the House has done a damn good job trying to find cuts to the budget that don't trample on local policies and obligations, and all they get for that is a bunch of Scott supporters saying he should get what he wants.

A whole bunch of us didn't vote for him, and the Democrats/Progs came out even further ahead in this election than the Republicans. People may like Phil Scott, but this isn't about liking him or not. It's about proposing to do away with an historic right by towns to run their own schools. The state got its fingers into the process when the Supremes said school funding was screwed up. He can do what he likes about equalizing funding, but he wasn't given carte blanche to wrestle town budgets away from them or town contracts.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 03/16/2017 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Graphic Tape Played in Court as McAllister Tries to Toss Plea Deal

Katims is doing the best he can with a very bad case. McAllister had two very good attorneys at the jury pick and in the plea arrangements. McAllister is being hung by his own comments in that tape, and he should pull his big-boy pants up and understand he can't wheedle and politic his way out of this one.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 02/27/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Vermonters Visit Muslim Canadian Family Turned Back at Border

Andy and Rebecca are good people, and I'm glad you've shown the nice side of Vermont!

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 02/21/2017 at 3:43 PM

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